I just had the slightly disorienting experience of seeing my very first copy of our January 2009 issue — on a newsstand. Usually, we get advance copies at the office, but the holidays seem to have wreaked a little havoc on delivery schedules.

No worries, though — it looks great — so have at it early birds. It’ll officially debut here on Friday, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the oh-so-timely cover.